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Amanda Bynes' father: She needs to pay

Amanda Bynes dad wants her to be financially responsible for causing damage to a neighbour's driveway on Monday night.

The 27-year-old former child star is accused of lighting a small fire in the driveway of a home in Thousand Oaks, California.

She was taken into police custody shortly after and placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold.

TMZ reports the owner of the home, Bonnie Braaten, wants Amanda's parents to pay to fix the scorched pavement.

The outlet spoke with Amanda's father, Rick Bynes, about the incident.

He said he has no intention of paying for any damage, insisting it's his daughter's responsibility.

"Amanda needs to pay for it," the patriarch said.

Braatan did not elaborate on the cost of repairing her driveway.

Recent reports suggest the fire was more dangerous than initially reported, as there was apparently gasoline involved.

In 911 phone calls placed about the incident obtained by TMZ Tuesday morning, residents reveal to emergency operators that Amanda "put a small piece of cloth on a gasoline tank".

A man watching the scene reportedly called authorities with concerns it could become a makeshift explosive.

Amanda was placed on a 5150 hold following questioning by officers.

She can be held against her will in hospital for up to 72 hours.

Radar Online reports Amanda's parents, Rick and Lynn Bynes, are seeking a conservatorship over their daughter following months of her bizarre behaviour and several run-ins with the law.

Amanda was reportedly ticketed on Sunday after trespassing at a retirement home.

The star was also charged with reckless endangerment, attempted tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of marijuana, all misdemeanours, after allegedly throwing a marijuana bong from the window of her Manhattan apartment in May.

She also had previous hit-and-run-related arrests in Los Angeles.

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